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M3D Micro 3D Printer Review

M3D Micro 3D Printer Review

If you are in the market for a turnkey solution to 3D printing, M3D may have a solution for you in the Micro. Let's take a close look.

Intel Curie-based Arduino 101 Programmable Microcontroller Review

Intel Curie-based Arduino 101 Programmable Microcontroller Review

Intel's Curie-based Arduino 101 Programmable Microcontroller development board goes under the microscope today to see exactly what it brings to the table.

Connected Cars: The technology is here, so let's enjoy it

Connected Cars: The technology is here, so let's enjoy it

There is an amazing blend of technology merging with new vehicles, and connected car technology is accelerating at a fast pace.

Future of wearables unknown, but things are looking good

Future of wearables unknown, but things are looking good

The wearables market is growing at a rapid pace, and while there is much work left to be done, the future appears to be great.

Virtual reality provides great long-term potential, be excited

Virtual reality provides great long-term potential, be excited

Virtual reality is something that many don't have firsthand experience with, but it seems that we should all be happy for what is around the corner.

Artificial intelligence worries smart people, should we be worried?

Artificial intelligence worries smart people, should we be worried?

Recently some really smart and successful people have expressed concerned over artificial intelligence, but should we be worried about it?

XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer Review

XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer Review

Steven takes us on a tour of XYZprinting's Da Vinci 1.0 3D printer. Its value impressed us for the features included - here's our full review of it.

3D Printing Tips and Tricks: Making Your Portable Toolkit

3D Printing Tips and Tricks: Making Your Portable Toolkit

Charles walks us through what our portable 3D printer toolkit should include. Read on and see what tools you may be missing to make your experience better.

Practical 3D Printing Guide: Making a GoPro Camera Mount

Practical 3D Printing Guide: Making a GoPro Camera Mount

Hobby 3D printing is often referred to as a novelty, but the desktop 3D printer can be practical and useful, too. Let's see what Charles does for a GoPro.

3D Printing Tips and Tricks: Keeping Your Electronics Cool

3D Printing Tips and Tricks: Keeping Your Electronics Cool

Just like PCs, 3D printers are subject to overheating, and precautions need to be taken to prevent this. Follow on as Charles tells us more about it.

Project M.A.R.V: The Multi-Rotor Aerial Reconnaissance Vehicle, Part 3

Project M.A.R.V: The Multi-Rotor Aerial Reconnaissance Vehicle, Part 3

In this installment of Project MARV, Charles walks us through the build process of the quadcopter's frame and just how to go about it.

Amateur Radio is Still Alive and Kicking: Journey to Becoming a HAM

Amateur Radio is Still Alive and Kicking: Journey to Becoming a HAM

Charles recently started his quest to expand his maker skill set, and decided to take a stroll down the road to becoming a licensed amateur radio operator.

Project M.A.R.V: The Multi-Rotor Aerial Reconnaissance Vehicle, Part 2

Project M.A.R.V: The Multi-Rotor Aerial Reconnaissance Vehicle, Part 2

In this installment, we cover the tiny GPS Data Logger that will mount directly to the frame of the quad-copter and allow recording its flight path.

Punchtec Ord Bot Hadron 3D Printer Review

Punchtec Ord Bot Hadron 3D Printer Review

The Ord Bot Hadron from Punchtec is a very versatile 3D printer that changed the way Charles think about printing with PLA and 1.75mm filament.

Project M.A.R.V: The Multi-Rotor Aerial Reconnaissance Vehicle, Part 1

Project M.A.R.V: The Multi-Rotor Aerial Reconnaissance Vehicle, Part 1

With multi-rotor helicopters getting a bad rap lately, Charles created his own multi-rotor to show that they can be used for more than controversy.

Project ATAAPR: Andy the Autonomous Arduino Powered Rover - Part 1

Project ATAAPR: Andy the Autonomous Arduino Powered Rover - Part 1

Charles walks us through the steps used to create a cheap, autonomous rover that runs off of an Arduino. Let's check out part one now!

3D Printing Tips and Tricks: Filament Quality and Why It Matters

3D Printing Tips and Tricks: Filament Quality and Why It Matters

In this installment, Charles tells us why using high-quality filament is one of the most important parameters in achieving good results.

3D Printing Tips and Tricks - Essential Tools of the Trade for your hobby

3D Printing Tips and Tricks - Essential Tools of the Trade for your hobby

3D printing requires more than a 3D printer and a PC. Follow along as Charles covers the typical tools needed to operate and maintain it.

3D Printing Tips and Tricks - How to make ABS Juice to help your 3D prints better stick

3D Printing Tips and Tricks - How to make ABS Juice to help your 3D prints better stick

Charles walks us through his method of making a batch of ABS Juice which promotes less warping and better print adhesion to the printing surface.

Hands-on with the TinyDuino and TinyLily Systems from TinyCircuits

Hands-on with the TinyDuino and TinyLily Systems from TinyCircuits

TinyCircuits' TinyDuino and TinyLily development systems take the normal bulky development board standard and flip it on its head. Let's take a look.

3D Printer Tips and Tricks for Better Quality Results: Part 1

3D Printer Tips and Tricks for Better Quality Results: Part 1

In his first installment, Charles shows you how to improve print quality by installing a fan ducted to the hot end.